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Mail Ballot EAMBES General Council Election 2015

by Andrel Linnenbank — Mar 09, 2015 09:04 PM

We have decided to extend the deadline for the mail ballot for new members of the EAMBES council until March 13th. Only representatives of the societies can vote and they have received a ballot two weeks ago. So, if you have not voted yet, please take a moment to do so and if you did, many thanks for participating in this democratic process.

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EAMBES Management

by Andrel Linnenbank — Mar 09, 2015 09:04 PM

Due to health problems our manager Marijke Lensing-Kooiman was, much to her regret, forced to resign from the position of EAMBES manager. EAMBES found a professional manager in Eve Costa - manager@eambes.org - who is willing to take over EAMBES management for a three month period (Jan-Feb-March). She is a charter accountant and she has been managing many SMES for many years. In March it will be decided how to go forward. She is looking forward to meeting you all during the meetings and Scientific Event on March 16 and 17, 2015 in Brussels.

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Status of the Data Protection Regulation and impact on research

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:18 PM

For the course of 2014, health stakeholders in Brussels feared the impact of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on health research. MEPs seeking to limit the influence of insurance companies and other major players in data imposed strict conditions on the transfer of health data and its very use. This would also apply to medical researchers all over Europe.

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The Human Brain Project, a "catalysis" for neuroscience research

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:17 PM

The ICT infrastructures and tools that the Human Brain Project (HBP) is developing will catalyse the way neuroscience research will be done in the near future, concluded an independent panel of 19 experts, mandated by the European Commission, after the first annual review meeting of the Human Brain Project (HBP) in January 2015.

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eHealth, in the draft Own-initiative report on patient safety

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:17 PM

On 4 February 2014 the Health committee (ENVI Committee) of the European Parliament published the draft report of the Own-initiative report entitled “Safer healthcare in Europe: improving patient safety and fighting antimicrobial resistance” (2014/2207(INI)).

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Cuts to Horizon 2020 Budget

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:17 PM

Following the announcement last year by the President of the European Commission of a ‘European Fund for Strategic Investments’ designed to stimulate the European economy, in January 2015 it materialised that of the €21 billion committed to the stimulus package, € 2.7 billion would be taken from the Horizon 2020 budget (which is around €80 billion) over 5 years.

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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:17 PM

In the last months, the MedTech and Pharma industry have demonstrated an increasing interest in the ongoing Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the trade agreement that, since July 2013, is being negotiated between the EU and the US.

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Research should be better reflected in the Europe 2020 Strategy

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:17 PM

On the occasion of the last Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council meeting under the Italian Presidency, on 1 December 2014, and following the launch by the Commission last May of a public consultation on the review of the Europe 2020, Ministers exchanged views on the significant contribution that investments in health systems can make to the goals of the EU's growth strategy.

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EU Guidelines on ePrescriptions published

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:17 PM

On 18 November 2014, EU “Guidelines on ePrescriptions dataset for electronic exchange under Cross-Border Directive 2011/24/EU” were published. Developed by the eHealth Network set up by the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive, these guidelines are non-binding and apply to prescriptions for medicinal products only.

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Council Conclusions on Innovation for the benefit of patients

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:17 PM

On 1 December 2014, the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council adopted conclusions on innovation for the benefit of the patients. These conclusions follow the debate at the informal meeting of ministers for health in Milan on 22-23 September, where they agreed that patients should benefit from new therapies at affordable prices and that innovation in the Pharma sector has to be supported.

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Experts on biotechnology and bioinformatics, new appointments to European Research Council

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:17 PM

On 17 February 2014 the European Commission made new appointments to the European Research Council (ERC), the European funding organisation for frontier research which selects researchers to run five-year projects in Europe.

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The European Commission to start the discussions on policy options on mHealth

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:17 PM

Following the publication of the results of the consultation on mHealth in Europe in January 2015, the European Commission is due to start consultations and discussions with stakeholders on the options for policy actions (legislation, self- or co-regulation, policy guidelines, etc.) to address the identified areas of concern. These, as shown by results of the consultation include privacy, security, user safety, standards and interoperability, the need for clinical evidence and reimbursement models. In this regard, the mHealth Summit Europe taking place during the eHealth Week (Riga, May 2015) under the auspices of the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union will provide a good frame for discussion. That both the European Commission and the current presidency of the Council are paying special attention to mHealth shows that this is a topic of increasing relevance in the EU political agenda.

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Future Trends and Challenges for BME in Europe, Brussels March 17th 2015

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 27, 2015 10:32 PM

Preliminary program of the scientific session organized by the Division of Fellows of the EAMBES.

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New Commission 2015 Work Programme

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:18 PM

In December 2014, the European Commission adopted its work programme for 2015.

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New Presidency of the Council of the EU

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:18 PM

From 1 January 2015 and until June, Latvia holds, for the first time, the 6-month’s rotating Presidency of the Council. Latvia’s objectives for healthcare are in line with its global priorities: competitiveness and growth, full use of digital potential in the economy and a greater role for the European Union in the global arena.

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Status of the Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations

by Andrel Linnenbank — Feb 23, 2015 03:18 PM

On 1 December 2014, on the occasion of the last Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council meeting of the semester, the Council acknowledged that further discussions are needed for the Council to agree its position on the Medical Devices and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations. Indeed, little progress had been made under the Italian Presidency of the Council on these dossiers.

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Results of the 2014 elections

by Andrel Linnenbank — Nov 23, 2014 04:36 PM

In September-begin October we had our yearly elections for Council Members. Three ordinary Council positions were available and the position of President Elect.

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Recent and Forthcoming Events (October 14-March 15)

by Andrel Linnenbank — Nov 17, 2014 05:46 PM

In order to faclitate the need to provide coherent instructions and guidance to EAMBES members on how to properly engage with forthcoming Horizon 2020 calls- We would like to draw your attention to the following past and future events which may be of interest:

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Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC): "The Future of Europe is Science” Report

by Andrel Linnenbank — Nov 17, 2014 05:46 PM

On the occasion of the high level conference on "The Future of Europe is Science" that is taking place in Lisbon, the European Commission launched the report of the Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC). Under the title "The Future of Europe is Science", it outlines some key opportunities for Europe that could be provided by science and technology, looking ahead to the year 2030. The report, of interest for various clients, is structured around citizens' priorities, as identified by the Special Eurobarometer 419 on "Public perceptions of Science, Research and Innovation" survey published on 6 October, which found that health and medical care were seen by 55% of European citizens as the top priorities for science and technology innovation over the next fifteen years.

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Publication of the Public Health bill for 2015 in France

by Andrel Linnenbank — Nov 17, 2014 05:46 PM

The Public Health bill for 2015, based on the National Health Strategy, has been presented by the Minister of Health Marisol Touraine in October. The bill was introduced in the Parliament on the 15 October and publishedon the 27 October 2014.

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